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Top 10 brilliant tech failures2m47s

Top 10 brilliant tech failures

Check out this top 10 list from ListFinity featuring technological inventions that simply didn't work out. Do you remember any of those products?


"Magic Box" Helps Children Learn Modern Technologies

A Czech company has developed a computerised, interactive device it calls a "Magic Box". Half teaching tool, half toy, the box is designed to teach children about modern technologies in a playful way. Jim Drury has more. Credit to Reuters.

Published: March 14, 2014769 views
'Phantom Pain' prosthetic hand from 3D printer5m31s

'Phantom Pain' prosthetic hand from 3D printer

Several months ago Armatus Designs received a commission to create a functional prosthetic hand based off of the Phantom Pain hand used in Metal Gear Solid 5. This was for a client who was born without a left hand and grew tired of his standard claw style prosthetic, but didn't want to shell out thousands of dollars for a motorized medical grade prosthetic. The goal was to create something durable, functional and useful on a budget. The client has very little left of his wrist, meaning the standard active grip system on other 3D printed prosthetics wouldn't work for him, so they designed a passive grip system using retention springs. This allows the fingers to auto-adjust to whatever object they are gripping, and only requires user input to actually open the grip, which is done by pulling the knob at the rear of the forearm section. All 5 fingers normally open and close at once, but there is also a detachable ring connected to the main knob which articulates just the index finger, which can be locked in place to allow greater usability in actions such as typing and pressing buttons.

Top 10 Laptop Ultrabooks for 20143m08s

Top 10 Laptop Ultrabooks for 2014

2014 has had some fierce competition with laptop Ultrabooks. Up until recently, the MacBook Air topped the list, but you'll be quite shocked to see who topped for Summer 2014.

Published: July 11, 201456,186 views
New iPhone 7 makes weird hissing sounds1m21s

New iPhone 7 makes weird hissing sounds

Some iPhone 7's have been making strange noises, but they sure aren't coming out of the headphone jack! Learn about this strange phenomena in this very interesting clip.

Published: September 20, 2016289 views
Fugoo Bluetooth speaker review7m04s

Fugoo Bluetooth speaker review

According to Jared Busch, the Fugoo wireless speaker has got you covered for any occasion. From having guests over to the most rough and tumble activities, the Fugoo bluetooth speaker is water proof, dust proof and just life proof in general!

Tethered drone could fly forever1m45s

Tethered drone could fly forever

A low-cost unmanned aircraft system that powers an airborne drone via a tether could give search and rescues teams a continuous eye-in-the-sky. Matthew Stock reports. Credit to Reuters.

Published: August 10, 2016519 views
Little girl helps dad review remote control car5m21s

Little girl helps dad review remote control car

So far, I've been very impressed with this little RC vehicle. It's fast, easy to control, and the girls love it! It drives really well on medium-length carpet, which was what I was worried about initially - I wanted to make sure we could use this inside! It comes with two 9v batteries for the controller and 2 rechargeable battery packs for the car. I like that the batteries are rechargeable, but I would have preferred a non-rechargeable battery option as well. Rechargeable batteries eventually fade, and I'm not sure how high of quality these are. It would have been nice to have the option for 4 AA batteries in the vehicle itself as well. In our usage, the batteries seem to last long enough for some playtime - maybe 15 minutes or so. It's obvious when the batteries are starting to fade as the steering noticeably become less sharp and then the car eventually slows to a stop. The product description says it's "easy enough for a 5-year-old" - Leighton is 4 and she does pretty well (though steering while driving is a bit difficult for small hands), so I'd say that's accurate.

Published: November 26, 2018263 views
Sengled Pulse wireless speaker 3m30s

Sengled Pulse wireless speaker "light bulb" review

Pulse is a smart bulb that combines the energy efficiency of a dimmable LED light with the high-quality audio of a 13-watt JBL Bluetooth speaker. Simply twist Pulse into any standard light socket, and adjust both lighting and sound from the iOS/Android app.

Autonomous Drones Learn To Fly As A Flock2m17s

Autonomous Drones Learn To Fly As A Flock

Hungarian researchers have developed drones that can fly as an autonomous flock, opening new possibilities for the artificial pollination of crops or search and rescue missions. The scientists originally set out to build flying robots to help study collective motion in animals, but ended up with drones that can fly cooperatively without any central control. Rob Muir reports. Credit: Reuters; Collmot / Attila Korbely; Matyas Lorincz; Collmot.

Published: March 21, 2014548 views